November 4, 2012 in Dallas' Posts
I don’t know about you guys, but lately I’ve just been stressed out. I’m not sure if it’s due to me trying to switch majors, balancing my time between sports, academics and my social life, or it’s just me overreacting like I always do. But for some reason, my stress levels are off the charts. When the heat starts to get a little hotter in the kitchen, the one thing I like to do is turn on a nice chill album, put that mess on replay, and relax. Here are the top five stress free albums that I’ve been listening to nonstop today.
This album kind off went under the radar I feel. While it’s singles “We are the People” and “Walking on a Dream” received quite a bit of success, the album as a whole has a great sound and is extremely catchy. Also the songs “Delta Bay” and “Swordfish Hotkiss Night” are by far my favorites.
Smooth, cold, and an instant classic, Liquid Swords has got to be my favorite GZA album. After a ruthless assault of old school east coast rap, this album ends with a more upbeat track entitled B.I.B.L.E (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth), which wraps the album up perfectly.
This album may be a little bit before some of your guy’s time considering it was released in ’83, but this one is an oldie but goodie. I mean c’mon no one can ever beat Phil Collins in his prime. Especially when he’s singing hits like “Mama”, “That’s All”, and “Home by the Sea”.
Alright let’s be real, remix albums suck. In fact, in my opinion the only thing worse than a remix album is a compilation CD (yea I went there). However, No Protection is among the few exceptions to this. Still dark and brooding as the original Massive Attack songs, Mad Professor uses his own interesting mix of electronic and reggae influences to really breath new life in an already incredible set of tracks.
1. Demon Days- Gorillaz
Alright here it is folks, the number one album I’ve been listening to today. In addition to this being one of the Gorillaz’ most successful albums of all time, for me personally, there’s a bit of nostalgia attached to this CD . While many probably remember the single “Feel Good Inc.”, it’s songs like “El Manana” and “Dirty Harry” that really make Demon Days something special. It’s well produced, catchy, and deep all at the same time. And for that reason, it’s number one on my list of stress free albums.